#Vikings announce they've put John Carlson on IR. Season is over because of concussions, and you've got to wonder about his future.
CBSSports.com "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson , listed as questionable (foot) on the NFL injury report for Sunday's game at Cincinnati, said he was "ready to roll" on Friday. Peterson was inactive vs. the Eagles in Week 15, and was not happy about it, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Peterson,..." December 21
Cincinnati Enquirer "Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is undoubtedly on the hot seat. His team is 4-9-1 coming into Sunday’s game with the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Minnesota is winless on the road this year and the Bengals are undefeated at home. That’s not a good combination for the Vikings, or Frazier. If..." December 21
Minneapolis Star Tribune "John Carlson paused to consider a question about the number of concussions he has suffered in his football career, but he politely declined to give an answer. “I’m going to pass on that,” he said. This is a sensitive and serious subject for Carlson, the Litchfield, Minn., native and Vikings..." December 20
Frazier said John Carlson didn't feel well today after practicing Wednesday. Frazier indicated Carlson experiencing post-concussion issues
Not practicing during part media allowed to watch: Peterson, Rhodes, Asiata and Carlson.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adrian Peterson practiced Wednesday and is on schedule to start Sunday at Cincinnati. Don’t worry, that’s still a good thing. Yes, the Vikings threw for 382 yards and reached their highest point total (48) since Week 16 of the 1998 season without Peterson against the Eagles on Sunday. But no,..." December 19
New York Daily News "The NFL has discussed moving the Super Bowl — possibly up to Saturday or back to Monday, Tuesday or the following weekend — in the event of a major snowstorm. The NFL will be playing its first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium and it could be played on a day other than Sunday..." December 19
Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s blackout policy could soon be blacked out. The Federal Communications Commissions officially has proposed the adoption of a rule preventing sports leagues from blacking out games. It’s the first official step in a process that now welcomes commentary from the public regarding the..." December 19
Xavier Rhodes only #Vikings player who won't practice. Peterson will do some work, Frazier says.
TE John Carlson has been cleared, #Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said.
Daily Norseman "Apologies for not bringing this to the forefront earlier, but I wasn't able to get fully caught up on my Vikings links until I got to work today, waaaaaaa waaaaaaaa. Maybe most of you have already seen this, but ESPN Vikings blogger (and former Vikes beat writer for the Pioneer Press) Ben..." December 16
Fansided "When the Minnesota Vikings went out and signed Josh Freeman this season to compete for the starting job, that’s exactly what we thought would happen. But whether it be Freeman’s terrible game against the New York Giants or whether it be that the Vikings never really wanted him in the first place..." December 16
Frazier said he'd anticipate Peterson being back next week.
Scout.com "Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson got flagged for taunting against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he couldn’t understand what he did wrong and said the official that called the penalty on him created a bigger infraction. Simpson accused that official of saying some things to him and..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday night, Peter King of TheMMQB.com and I reported on Football Night in America that the league has been discussing centralized replay review, and that the discussions will continue. The discussions are accelerating. Per a league source, replay review could be removed from the..." December 16
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Quarterback Matt Cassel threw for a season-high 382 yards and two touchdowns, his most productive day in three years, including 163 yards to wide receiver Greg Jennings as the first-year teammates enjoyed their best games as Vikings. Jennings had a career-high 11 receptions, including a 57-yard..." December 16
CBSSports.com "Saturday night, Matt Asiata was known to family, friends, a probably a handful of his Vikings teammates. But now, after starting for injured running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, Asiata is a household name, at least in NFL and fantasy football circles. The former undrafted free agent..." December 15
As for #Vikings coach Leslie Frazier… we’re told his prospects for returning for 2014 are grim. His seat in white hot.
Pro Football Talk "Only 15 days from the annual arrival of Black Monday, the coaching carousel already is spinning. It’s spinning in part because the Texans have a vacancy, created nine days ago. Which has given the Texans a head start on looking for a new coach. Reportedly, at least one other team without a..." December 15
CBSSports.com "Vikings players were informed Saturday night that running back Adrian Peterson wouldn't play against the Eagles Sunday, according to Sean Jensen of K-TWIN. That means there will be no matchup of the league's best running backs when the Vikings meet the Eagles and LeSean McCoy. Peterson's..." December 15
NFL.com "Minnesota Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injury, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday per a source. According to Rapoport, Peterson may still push to play and possibly could even..." December 15
ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings hadn't made a decision on Adrian Peterson or Toby Gerhart's status as of Saturday afternoon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and it's possible the team will work out one or both injured running backs before Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles...." December 14
Peterson, Gerhart questionable. Rhodes doubtful. Fusco questionable. Carlson out
Peterson will be either a Saturday or game-time decision, Frazier says. He's officially questionable.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "One Matt will start. Another Matt could join him in the backfield. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier could no longer ignore that Matt Cassel has been statistically the best of his three quarterbacks this season. So Frazier said Wednesday that Cassel will start Sunday's game against Philadelphia at..." December 12
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
Fox Sports North "When Jared Allen arrived in Minnesota in 2008, he was an electric pass rusher coming over in a big pre-draft trade from the Kansas City Chiefs with a league-leading 15.5 sacks. Kevin Williams was the star of the Vikings' defensive line; already a three-time, first-team All-Pro and one part of the..." December 11
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Surgery will not be required on the sprained right foot of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, although he will remain in a walking boot this week, leaving in doubt his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Metrodome, a team official confirmed Tuesday. An MRI and a..." December 11
Per source with knowledge of situation, Adrian Peterson won't need surgery. Unlikely he plays this week, though.
ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained right foot, but is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Peterson sustained a mid-foot sprain in the second quarter on Sunday against..." December 10
NFL INSIDERS ALERT: Adrian Peterson says MRI on foot reveals no torn ligaments, no Lisfranc injury. He expects to play SUN vs PHI
ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a sprained foot during Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Peterson, who said he is experiencing pain in his mid-foot area, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after X-rays were negative. The NFL's reigning MVP said he does not..." December 09
Baltimore Sun "In a couple of minutes, an offensive struggle played in wintry conditions morphed into a shootout, and it was the Ravens who made the final big play. Joe Flacco’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Marlon Brown with four seconds remaining in the game gave the Ravens a wild 29-26 victory over the..." December 09
Coach Frazier on Adrian Peterson: "The update is sprained foot so far. No real update on Carlson and Rhodes. I will learn more this week."
Vikings say Adrian Peterson has ankle injury. return questionable.
Pro Football Talk "It’s starting. As the prime years of running back Adrian Peterson’s begin to evaporate, the future Hall of Famer is thinking about the possibility of finishing his career in his home state of Texas. We know that he’s thinking about it, because he’s talking about it. “You know, I’d be a..." December 06
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBSSports.com "Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will make his third start of the season when Minnesota plays in Baltimore on Sunday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Officially, coach Leslie Frazier said it's 'likely' that Cassel will start against the Ravens. Cassel would start over Christian Ponder,..." December 05
Audie Cole is now #Vikings MLB. Erin Henderson will play wlb.
Vikings HC Leslie Frazier says if QB Christian Ponder (concussion) doesn't play, Matt Cassel will "probably" start. Ponder evaluated today.
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
More than likely Cassel will start at QB, Frazier says; Ponder hasn't cleared concussion tests.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "And so it has begun. The 2½-year mission to build a $1 billion new home for the Minnesota Vikings ceremonially kicked off Tuesday morning with a long-awaited groundbreaking outside the Metrodome. Two longtime project boosters — Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak — were among..." December 03
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings embraced the spoiler's role in the NFC North, delivering a potential knockout blow to Chicago's playoff hopes with a dramatic comeback victory at the Metrodome. Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining in overtime ended a wild back-and-forth slugfest that featured 976..." December 02
ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway briefly left Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears after getting hit on the right wrist he said has been fractured since October. Greenway initially sprained his wrist on Oct. 21 against the New York Giants and fractured it six days later against the..." December 01
Foxsports.com "There is a generally understood rule that a football player should not, under any circumstances, put his hands on an official. Vikings cornerback Chris Cook disregarded that edict on Sunday during Minnesota's game against the Chicago Bears, and got himself ejected from the contest as a..." December 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "When all is done, Josh Freeman might get paid $2 million for playing one game for the Vikings. Once again, the quarterback was made inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago at the Metrodome. Since signing with the Vikings on Oct. 7, Freeman has been inactive for six of eight games. The..." December 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's another milestone for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' star running back Sunday became the third-fastest player in NFL history to gain 10,000 career yards. He did it with a fourth-quarter run against Chicago at the Metrodome. Peterson was playing in his 101st career game. The fastest to..." December 01